On the east coast of England you’ll find North Norfolk, which is home to the rural workshop of ridiculously talented knife maker James Freakley and his brand, Creek Cutler. There isn’t a knife in the bunch we wouldn’t love to own, but these are our favorite because these knives are made from re-purposed files. Using scrap metalworking files and farrier’s rasps made of carbon steel, Creek Cutler creates a unique, personal and custom knife with a blade shape ranging from paring to Santoku. The scrap material is forged, heat treated again, ground and turned into a fine piece of cutlery that still retains the original character of the tool it was in a previous life, as evidenced by the scaling on the handle. Each knife is handmade to order with an expected delivery time of about two and a half months. After seeing these knives it’s safe to say that they’re worth the wait.
The Throttle Bottle Opener is a pint-sized beer popper that’s more clever than you realize. While its compact size make it ideal for tossing on a keyring, its miniscule build is only one of the benefits here. Outfitted with a powerful rare earth magnet, each Throttle Bottle Opener easily finds its way to your bottle’s cap. Not only that, you can keep it on the fridge so it’s on hand whenever you pull out a cold one. Then, use it with one hand to open that bottle. Clever, tiny, and incredibly useful.